The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s annual ParkARTS program is pleased to announce the return of free Arts & Crafts Workshops for children. From West Roxbury to East Boston, kids ages three to ten can enjoy a wide variety of arts and crafts activities led by local artists at the workshops held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Participation is free and all materials are provided. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of eight or more must pre-register by emailing [email protected] or by calling the Parks Department at (617) 961-3082.

The Marionette Puppet Show series will also return in July and August during various children’s workshops. See Boston’s parks come alive with Rosalita’s Puppets featuring marionettes made by professional actor-puppeteer Charlotte Anne Dore. Each puppet show will begin at 11:00 a.m. See the schedule below for details.

Arts and Crafts Workshops dates and locations are as follows, 10 a.m. to 12 noon:

Tuesdays, July 9, 16, & 23

Marcella Playground, Roxbury

Harambee Park, Dorchester

Wednesdays, July 10, 17, & 24

Iacono Playground, Hyde Park

Hynes Field, West Roxbury

Thursdays, July 11, 18, & 25 

Fallon Field, Roslindale

Walker Playground, Mattapan

Fridays, July 12, 19, & 26 

Mozart Street Playground, Jamaica Plain

Joyce Playground, Brighton

Tuesdays, July 30, August 6, & 13

LoPresti Park, East Boston

Langone Park//Puopolo Playground, North End

Wednesdays, July 31, August 7 & 14

Myrtle Street Playground, Beacon Hill
Gertrude Howes Playground, Roxbury

Thursdays, August 1, 8, & 15

Medal of Honor Park, South Boston

Ringgold Park, South End

Friday, August 2, 9, & 16 

Peter Looney Park, Charlestown

Ryan Playground, Dorchester

Rosalita’s Puppets Marionette Performances are at 11 a.m. Dates and locations are as follows:

Thursday, July 11: Walker Playground, Mattapan

Friday, July 12: Joyce Playground, Brighton

Friday, July 18: Fallon Field, Roslindale

Friday, July 19: Mozart Street Playground, Jamaica Plain

Thursday, August 8: Ringgold Park, South End

Friday, August 9: Peter Looney Park, Charlestown

For more information and updates on possible weather cancellations, please contact the Boston

Parks and Recreation Department at (617) 635-4505, on our social channels @bostonparksdept

on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or by visiting

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